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Alzheimer’s Association hoping to raise money for more research

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only one in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 9:37 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2019 10:54 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Alzheimer’s Association is asking people to help the fight to end Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only one in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.

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More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, including 110,000 Hoosiers.

About 5,500 are living with the disease in Allen County alone.

Another 16,400 are serving as unpaid caregivers.

To help raise money to support those caregivers and new research, the Alzheimer's Association is hosting a "Walk to end Alzheimer's" Saturday, Oct. 5 at Parkview Field.

In 2018, Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fort Wayne raised more than $260,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year organizers hope to raise raise $290,000.

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